A temporary added feature at the Ladner Legion will now become a permanent attraction for patrons.
City council on Monday unanimously approved a recommendation to allow the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 61, to keep its outdoor aluminum framed patio that was set up as an expanded service area during the COVID-19 pandemic in the summer of 2020.
A report to council notes that over that period, staff have received no complaints from the public.
The proposed patio on Delta Street is located immediately outside of the building on the public boulevard in Ladner Village.
“Delta does not anticipate that the proposal would have any significant noise impacts on the surrounding business owners or patrons,” the report notes.
The report also states that there were no replies to the public notification about the branch’s application to amend the liquor licence, which also requires provincial approval.
The patio space would be used throughout the year and has a capacity of 24 people.
The interior capacity of the establishment will remain at 122, as stated in its current licence.
Delta council earlier this year voted in favour of an application by the Royal Canadian Legion in Tsawwassen to make its temporary seasonal outdoor patio space permanent.
Located in Century Square at the intersection of 19 Avenue and 56 Street, Legion Branch No. 289 was granted an expended temporary outdoor service area in May 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic.